UC Berkeley Changes Course And Offers To Host Ann Coulter Speech : The Two-Way : NPR

UC Berkeley, the home of the Free Speech Movement, is embroiled in another controversy testing that campus’ legacy. It invited, then disinvited, then reinvited a conservative pundit.

The university had previously announced Wednesday that it was canceling Coulter’s appearance following several political protests in Berkeley that turned violent.

Source: UC Berkeley Changes Course And Offers To Host Ann Coulter Speech : The Two-Way : NPR

Secret UK tomb found to contain remains of 5 archbishops of Canterbury – Chicago Tribune

In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 25, 2011, then Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams poses with a 400-year old King James Bible at his London residence, Lambeth Palace. According to a statement from the London Museum released Sunday April 16, 2017, the remains of five former archbishops of Canterbury were discovered during renovation works inside a secret tomb beneath a building located next to Lambeth Palace, including the remains of Richard Bancroft who became archbishop in 1604 and played a major role in production of the King James Bible. (Akira Suemori / AP)

A London museum has revealed that the remains of five archbishops of Canterbury were discovered inside a secret tomb beneath its building. The remains of some others have not been identified.

Source: Secret UK tomb found to contain remains of 5 archbishops of Canterbury – Chicago Tribune

More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – At the National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville, two decades of robotics research is on display in the 28 gleaming plaques on the wall: inscribed patents for pieces of technology invented at Carnegie Mellon University.  Now, flush with government money and commitments from private industry, a nonprofit founded at the school is embarking on a new mission: selling the value of robotics and automation to American manufacturing.

Source: More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

San Bernardino school shooting: Student among 3 dead – CNN.com

Two adults died in a shooting Monday in a classroom at San Bernardino, California’s North Park Elementary School, in what is believed to be a murder-suicide, San Bernardino police said.

Story highlights

  • Police: Riverside man kills his wife in a classroom before turning the gun on himself
  • Police: 1 of 2 students wounded later dies at a hospital

Source: San Bernardino school shooting: Student among 3 dead – CNN.com

New York set to become first state to offer free tuition at public four-year colleges

A bipartisan budget agreement covers residents from families earning less than $125,000 a year.

Proposed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in January, the scholarship taps into one of the Democratic Party’s most popular ideas and advances a bipartisan movement to lower the cost of college that is taking shape across the country.

Source: New York set to become first state to offer free tuition at public four-year colleges

Mad Catz shuts down, files for chapter 7 bankruptcy – TechSpot

It’s the end of the road for Mad Catz Interactive as the gaming peripheral maker has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy after betting the house on Rock Band 4.

As Polygon recounts, Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson and Chairman Thomas Brown both stepped down in February 2016 ahead of a corporate restructuring that saw the company shed 37 percent of its workforce.

In September, Mad Catz sold its Saitek brand and line of space, flight and farm simulation controllers to Logitech for $13 million in cash. This past January, the company received word that it was at risk of being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange and last week, the exchange made good on that promise due to the “abnormally low” trading price of its common stock.

Mad Catz was founded in 1989 and produced a wide range of gaming accessories and controllers over the years.

Source: Mad Catz shuts down, files for chapter 7 bankruptcy – TechSpot

Jeannette could furlough up to 10 teachers | TribLIVE

As many as 10 employees of the Jeannette City School District could be furloughed as officials contend with shrinking enrollment and a 2017-18 budget shortfall of almost $1 million.

“Up to this point, we’ve been able to find ways to make the revenues and expenditures match,” said Superintendent Matthew Hutcheson. “We’re now at a point where I don’t know what the answer is. I don’t know how we address the shortfalls.”

Source: Jeannette could furlough up to 10 teachers | TribLIVE

 

Hempfield SD officials investigating racist video involving young students | WPXI

Hempfield SD officials investigating racist video involving young students

GREENSBURG, Pa. – Officials are investigating after several middle and elementary school students in Westmoreland County appeared in a racist video that was posted on social media.

The video includes several boys who danced and made obscene gestures while a homemade rap song played, calling the song’s target “the whitest black man I know.” One boy wore what appears to be a Klansman’s hood made of paper, while another waved a toy gun.

Hempfield Area School District Superintendent Barbara Marin said in a statement that a school police officer and the district’s administration worked to identify all of the children involved.

“We will not tolerate this type of racial intimidation and harassment,” Marin said in her statement.

In a letter sent to parents (CLICK HERE to read), Marin confirmed that the video was created at home by Hempfield middle and elementary school students. A student who does not attend school in the district posted the video on Twitter.


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Substitute teacher hid box of wine in purse, police say | WPXI

A substitute teacher at a South Carolina high school was transported to a local medical center on Friday morning after she was discovered to be so intoxicated that she could not even stand up, WIS-TV reported.

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Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee, 52, was taken to Lexington Medical Center after she threw up on the floor of a classroom, according to an incident report. An administrator at the school called a resource officer, and Richards-Gartee was transported to the nurse’s office in a wheelchair before paramedics arrived to take her to the hospital, according to WIS-TV.

Authorities said the woman had a box of wine concealed in her purse.

“She had a box of wine in her bag that was opened, and students said she was consuming the wine during class,” the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department wrote in a report.

Richards-Gartee was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

The Lexington School District released a statement on the incident Monday morning.

“On Friday, March 10, 2017, it was reported to the Administration of Brookland-Cayce School that a substitute teacher was behaving erratically and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. This substitute is not an employee of the District, but works for Kelly Services. Kelly contracts with the District to provide substitute teachers.

Source: Substitute teacher hid box of wine in purse, police say | WPXI

‘Day Without a Woman’ strike shuts down schools as teachers bolt | Fox News

Schools in at least three states are closing so teachers can participate in A Day Without a Woman strike in which organizers are urging female workers to stay home.The strike was created by the organizers of the historic Women’s March on Washington in January, which drew hundreds of thousands in protest of Trump. Among the groups supporting Wednesday’s demonstration are Planned Parenthood, MoveOn.org and Amnesty International, according to the Women’s March website.

On Monday, school officials in Alexandria, Va., North Carolina’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District and New York announced they are canceling classes in anticipation of staff shortages due to the event.

Source: ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike shuts down schools as teachers bolt | Fox News

Trump Administration Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students – The New York Times

A sticker designating a gender neutral bathroom at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. A draft order would reverse directives put in place last year by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. Credit Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

In a joint letter, the top civil rights officials from the Justice Department and the Department of Education rejected the Obama administration’s position that nondiscrimination laws require schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.

Source: Trump Administration Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students – The New York Times